ESCalate Bulletin No. 55 (20 September 2010)

Contents

  1. Vacancy - Research assistant/associate working with us on our OER project
  2. New award funding - 14th October deadline
  3. ESCalate at UCET 2010
  4. Visit the ESCalate Blog
  5. Teacher Education Group (TEG) Project Resources

Vacancy - Research assistant/associate working with us on our OER project

ESCalate has been awarded funding from the JISC / HEA Open Educational Resources Programme, to develop and manage an open education resource repository for lecturers, teachers and students in Education for Sustainable Development.

We are looking to appoint a researcher to help manage this project. This will involve co-ordinating key administration and planning, but also undertaking specific research tasks, managing the collection of resources from the project team members who are based in six universities across the UK, liaison with the ePrints team at Southampton University who will be building the resource, presentation of progress to key stakeholders, assisting the project director in preparing reports for the HEA and JISC, and wider dissemination across the academic community.

The vacancy for research assistant/associate will be advertised very soon on bristol.ac.uk - it will have a short deadline for applications, so please be mindful of this.

If you would like any more details please email dee.miles@bristol.ac.uk

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New award funding - 14th October deadline

A reminder that we have two new awards open for bids, please click on the links for more information:

Themed Funding: Work Based Learning. A round (up to £15k, one award available) is now open for new applications. Deadline for applications - October 14th.

Themed Funding: Graduates with Impact. A round (up to £15k, one award available) is now open for new applications. Deadline for applications - October 14th.

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ESCalate at UCET 2010

'Teacher Education Futures across the Four Nations of the UK: Perspectives from policy, research and practice.'

In a four part symposium, chaired by Gordon Kirk and introduced by Jean Murray (ESCalate), the following speakers will offer a short presentation followed by questions from the floor and discussion:

Dr Ruth Leitch, Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Professor Ian Menter – University of Glasgow, Scotland
Professor John Parkinson, Swansea Metropolitan University, Wales
Professor Joan Whitehead, University of West of England

For further details please visit:

http://escalate.ac.uk/7513

For more details about the UCET conference please visit:

http://www.ucet.ac.uk/conference

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Visit the ESCalate Blog

There has been a lot of activity around recent events we've attended.  

If you would like to add to the debate, raise a question or post an example of innovative practice, then please feel free to do so.

Please visit the link:

http://blog.escalate.ac.uk/

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Teacher Education Group (TEG) Project Resources

Video Walkthroughs from the Teacher Education Group (TEG) are now available on our website.

In 2009-10 the TEG team continued to refine the help they provide to new users of their TEG Bibliography database. Now a series of four "walkthrough" videos offer help in refining users' research queries.

To view the videos and links to papers arising from research using the project resources please visit:

http://escalate.ac.uk/6698

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